– Aristotle (384-322 BC)
Aristotle is an employee-owned investment management organization backed by an experienced leadership team that has worked together for over twenty-five years. Our investment teams specialize in U.S., international and global equity portfolios in addition to a variety of fixed income strategies, including ESG. As of December 31, 2018, Aristotle’s investment teams managed over $19 billion globally.
“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle (384-322 BC)
Aristotle, the great philosopher, emphasized the importance of developing excellence, or virtue, of character. In his view, excellence of character is a state concerned with choice and can be achieved when one is able to take the right action, at the right time, with the right motive and in the right way. At Aristotle, we embrace this concept.
The name Aristotle (Greek name Aristotélēs) means “the best purpose”, which is derived from the words aristos (best) and telos (purpose). To us, “best purpose” means that our purpose is to achieve excellence and to do so for our clients, our employees, our community and our shareholders. This philosophy is embodied in the Aristotle tenets below:
Our first and primary responsibility is to our clients. We believe this is the foundation for our success.
We are committed to creating a culture of honesty, hard work and integrity and fostering a setting that spurs intellectual growth.
We commit time, talent and resources to give back to our local communities.
Through strong leadership and adherence to the Aristotle philosophy, we will strive to deliver an attractive long-term return on investment to our shareholders.
“The whole is worth more than the sum of its parts.” – Aristotle (384-322 BC)
COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY
At Aristotle, we are committed to active participation in our communities both locally and internationally. We partner with a number of outstanding organizations and nonprofits that advance health, education, the arts and human services not only to support their valuable missions but also to enrich our own lives through teamwork and continuous learning. From walking to support St. Jude to mentoring youth to volunteering in neighborhoods in great economic need, Aristotle strives to make a meaningful difference in our communities.
Each Holiday Season, Aristotle makes a monetary donation on behalf of our clients to a charity determined by our employees. In the past, our contributions have included Disabled American Veterans, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and American Red Cross (Hurricane Harvey Relief).
In 2018, Aristotle contributed to Direct Relief on behalf of our clients in support of relief efforts related to California wildfires. The funds will be distributed to help rescue, shelter, feed and heal the impacted communities in California.